How the NFL determines the mixed crews for the playoffs

The process of assigning playoff officials has been largely a secret, with some of the details not even shared with officials. However, there is a general framework that has been established by the league and the officials' union.  Senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron determines the assignments by placing officials in

The day the NFL had 8 officials on the field

Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'yQwLvUekStBt_3dUtaYYdg',sig:'yxZrsOZcsCfo-JT8lLijpQmpJ9JciPHKskK-M0MkcDM=',w:'594px',h:'375px',items:'80188612,52132225',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); 1948 NFL Championship: Chicago Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles From all appearances in the city of Brotherly Love on Dec. 19, 1948, there was not to be a football game that day. With a thick fresh blanket of snow on the ground, Eagles halfback Steve

Packers burn both challenges in the first 3 plays

Week 14: Falcons at Packers Packers interim head coach Joe Philbin hasn't held a challenge flag in 2⅞ seasons, and he managed to use both of his challenges in the first 3 plays (or 4 if you count the touchback on the kickoff). The first challenge was an extraordinarily curious one. Falcons

Monday night mixup: Why are officiating crews split this week?

A small scheduling quirk has caused a stir in what could be the showcase game of the 2018 NFL season. Football Zebras noted last Tuesday that there was an unusual split crew assigned to the Monday night game. The other half of the split caused a ripple effect down the schedule

Honoring current NFL officials who served their country

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the armistice to end the war to end all wars, we recognize with profound respect all those who have served our country on this day, and we salute the veterans on the NFL officiating staff.  Click or tap an image above to open as